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Top 5 Reasons To Buy Property In Ottawa

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Blog by Ray Smiley | August 10th, 2014

Many people today have started looking for their ideal property in Ottawa, Canada and it does not come as a surprise why this is happening on an increasing level. Here are the 5 reasons why the real estate market is blooming in Ottawa:

Quality of life

Ottawa has consistently been rated one of the best places to live in Canada. As the capital of Canada, Ottawa naturally has a superb infrastructure network, as well as some of the best shopping and dining in Canada. Access to health care is second to none, and Ottawa is also more economically resistant than other cities in Canada, including big names such as Vancouver or even Toronto. A large part of this may be due to the fact that most Ottawans work in the public service sector, which means that even in the face of recessions the living standard in Ottawa remains mostly unaffected. If education is a priority for you, take comfort in the fact that Ottawa boasts a higher concentration of top Canadian schools than most other cities in the country.


Unlike many other big cities in which one can simply get lost in, Ottawa is divided into many neighbourhoods. There is Chinatown, Koreatown and a whole assortment of ethnic neighbourhoods, as well as a neighbourhood to suit almost any lifestyle you decide to live. The draw of this city is the vibrancy and diversity it offers, and the relative open mindedness and warm-heartedness of its inhabitants.

Transport system

More Ottawans cycle or walk to school or work than in any other city in Canada. This is a testament to the splendid transport system of Ottawa, which includes a bus and light rail system. Ottawa is also one of the few cities in the world that has a transport system specially for the disabled, known as Paratranspo. This is a door-to-door bus system that helps the disabled to move around freely. Inter-city transport is also very well-developed. Ottawa is served by three airports, one international and two domestic, and

Small town charm

In spite of being a big city, Ottawa has a distinct small town charm. More Ottawans volunteer compared to the denizens of other Canadian cities, and more Ottawans feel a sense of belonging to their city than anywhere else in Canada. This is evidenced by the high numbers of people who move to Ottawa and end up staying put. If you would like to live in a city with all the trappings of a global metropolis but still yearn for a small town atmosphere with friendly and welcoming neighbours, then Ottawa is the place for you.


Unlike cities such as Toronto and Vancouver, Ottawa manages to be both cosmopolitan and affordable. Property prices in Ottawa remain affordable, even as the city continues to grow economically. The cost of living in Ottawa is also relatively low for a city of its size and scale. Compared to Montreal and Calgary, Ottawa offers more bang for your buck in the sense that as the capital of Canada it is a better location for job hunting and living in general, while still managing to come out tops for low cost of living.